Germany on Wednesday condemned Syrian regime strikes in the Idlib province over the past two weeks that killed over 100 civilians, Anadolu reports.
Speaking at a news conference in Berlin, Germanyâs deputy foreign ministry spokesman said the Syrian regime and its allies have violated international humanitarian law by targeting schools and hospitals.
âWe condemn heavy bombings that targeted the humanitarian infrastructure,â ChristoferÂ Burger said, adding that several medical facilities funded by Germany were also hit by the airstrikes, in which the regime used barrel bombs.
âAny military action [against terrorist groups] must be in compliance with international law, the civilian population must be protected,â he stressed.
At least 108 civilians have been killed in Idlib since April 26, as the Syrian regime and its military allies intensified their bombardment, according to theÂ SyrianÂ Network for Human Rights (SNHR).
Last September, Turkey and Russia agreed to turn Syriaâs northernÂ IdlibÂ province into a de-escalation zone in which acts of aggression would be expressly prohibited.